Books & Quizzes Blog - Page 8
The team of quiz writers and editors working on Accelerated Reader quizzes read an awful lot of books. From time to time, a particular book or series stands out from the crowd as deserving of special mention. These are books that have been a pleasure to work on, and which we feel will be a […]
We add new books to the Accelerated Reader quiz list every week. This week we have released a number of quizzes on books in the action-adventure and survival genres; in this post we focus on a few new releases from popular authors and hotly-requested books now available for quizzing.
We quiz a large number of books in Lower Years reading series. One popular series is Hopscotch, published by Franklin Watts. Quizzes for seven of these books have been released in the last week, including stories about pirates, ancient heroes and brutish Vikings. Details of the newly-quizzed books are below, but you can search for […]
By Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor
In the first in a series of Frequently Asked Questions, we’re looking at one of the most common causes for enquiries from customers: book levels. How can it be that a chunky 300-page novel has the same book level as a picture book? Managing Editor Cecelia Powell explains why these apparent anomalies are actually demonstrations of the accuracy of the ATOS formula.
A Reading Practice quiz is now available for the first book in the brand new Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. Published by Doubleday, part of the Random House group, The Screaming Staircase is a modern ghost story. Although set in contemporary England, the book has a rustic feel evoking the mystery of Victorian […]
Celebrate Michael Morpurgo Month this November with a range of popular titles from one of Britain’s most prolific children’s authors. Morpurgo’s books regularly top charts of children’s favourite books, and his 70th birthday is being marked with a special month of celebrations highlighting the popularity and breadth of his work. We have pulled together some […]
Congratulations to Rebecca Stead, who has won the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her book Liar & Spy impressed the judges with its sensitive depiction of teenagers facing difficult situations in life.
The latest series of Full Flight titles from Badger Learning have just been made available for Accelerated Reader. Full Flight Thrills and Spills is a series of ten stories for struggling and reluctant readers. Packed with intrigue, mystery and peril, these books are written specifically to engage students with reading ages below their chronological age. […]
Some excellent books for Lower Years readers have recently been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. A range of books from reading schemes, picture books, early chapter books and non-fiction titles are available, with more being released each week. We’ve picked out a small selection of recent quizzes for this age range to whet your appetite – […]
Dangerous Games from Rising Stars is a high interest / low reading level series specifically aimed at struggling and reluctant readers. Written by Sue Graves, the books tell the adventures of Sima, Tom and Kojo as they test and develop computer games. Nothing ever goes to plan for the gang as their games quickly descend […]